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Kirk Alyn

TV & Big Screen Superheroes

Kirk Alyn

“Superman” Starring Kirk Alyn:
New Jersey born actor who spent nearly twenty years, in & out of films, mostly in  uncredited bit parts, before finding his signature role as “the man of steel” in two hugely popular big screen serials, “The Adventures Of Superman” (1948) & “Atom Man Vs Superman” (1950).

Kirk Alyn Fact File:

Birth Name: John Feggo Jr.

Date Of Birth: 8th October 1910

Place Of Birth: Oxford, New Jersey, USA

Date Of Death: 14th March 1999

Place Of Death: Woodlands, Texas, USA

Height: 6’ 1”

Spouse: Virgina O’Brien (1942 - 1955)

Film Debut: Kirk made an uncredited appearance in the Carole Lombard romance comedy “Fast And Loose” (1930). Kirk’s first credited film apperance was in “Private Lessons” (1934).

Kirk’s Big Screen Superman Serials:
“Superman” (1948 aka “The Adventures Of Superman”)
“Atom Man Vs. Superman (1950)

Kirk Alyn in “Superman The Movie” (1978):
Kirk makes an uncredited appearance as young Lois Lane’s father in the early train sequence. Also in the scene, playing Kirk’s wife, is original Lois Lane, Noel Neill. This scene of Kirk & Noel, with young Lois, is only shown in the Uncut Special Edition of the film. The still at right features Kirk & Noel as Clark Kent & Lois Lane in the original “Superman” serial.

Final Screen Appearance:
Kirk played Professor Machen in Fred Olen Ray’s low budget horror flick,“Scalps” (1983).

When Kirk put on the cape & tights in 1948 he became the first actor in screen history to play Superman.

Kirk in Action
Kirk Alyn getting ready to fly
Kirk Alyn & Noel Neill

Kirk Alyn in “Atom Man Vs. Superman” on VHS:

Kirk Alyn comes to the rescue
Atom Man vs. Superman(1949) VHS
It's ``up, up and away'' once again with Kirk Alyn as the Ace of Action in the second Superman serial. Here he must battle the mysterious nuclear nemesis known as Atom Man, whose weaponry includes a flying saucer and deadly Kryptonite. With Noel Neill as Lois Lane, Tommy Bond as Jimmy Olsen & Pierre Watkin as Perry White. 15 episodes; 252 min. NOTE: This Title Is Out Of Print; Limit One Per Customer.


Other Kirk Alyn Movie Appearances on VHS & DVD:

Four Jills In A Jeep(1944) VHS
The "Jills" are Kay Francis, Carole Landis, Mitzi Mayfair and Martha Raye, four members of a USO show unit touring Europe and North Africa. Rousing musical comedy, based on the girls' real wartime exploits, also features Phil Silvers, Dick Haymes, and guest appearances by Alice Faye, Betty Grable, Carmen Miranda and Jimmy Dorsey and His Band. Songs include "Crazy Me," "How Blue the Night," "Over There." 89 min.

Forty Thieves(1944) VHS
He's no Ali Baba, but Hopalong Cassidy needs no magic words to deal with the two score of gunslingers a crooked town boss brings in to tangle with the black-clad hero, who was ousted from his sheriff job in a rigged election (no, this one's not set in Florida!). With Andy Clyde, Douglass Dumbrille and future screen Superman Kirk Alyn. 58 min.

Once Upon A Time [DVD](1944) DVD
Cash-strapped theatrical producer Cary Grant finds the hit he desperately needs when an orphan boy shows him a most unusual pet--a caterpillar named Curly who dances when the boy plays "Yes, Sir, That's My Baby"--in this whimsical fantasy/comedy. Janet Blair, Ted Donaldson and James Gleason also star. 89 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish; theatrical trailers.

The Time Of Their Lives(1946) VHS
Considered by many to be their best film, this offbeat Abbott and Costello entry has Lou playing a ghost wrongly accused of treason during the Revolutionary War. Along with fellow spectre Marjorie Reynolds, he must get the new owners of the mansion they haunt to clear their names. Bud co-stars as Lou's 18th-century rival and a 20th-century psychologist. 82 min. NOTE: This Title Is Out Of Print; Limit One Per Customer.

When Worlds Collide [DVD](1951) DVD
George Pal's science fiction classic that set the precedent for today's spectaculars. A few human colonists race against time to build an escape rocket before the impending collision of Earth with a runaway planet. 81 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; theatrical trailer; scene access.

The Eddy Duchin Story [DVD](1956) DVD
Tyrone Power stars as the pianist/bandleader who was the talk of '30s New York cafe society but whose personal life was marred by tragedy. Glossy, song-filled biodrama also features Kim Novak, James Whitmore, and the keyboard work of Carmen Cavallaro. Songs include "What Is This Thing Called Love?," "Till We Meet Again." 123 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Surround; Subtitles: English, French; theatrical trailers; scene access.

Scalps [DVD](1983) DVD
A group of archeology students working on a Native American burial ground digs up something unexpected: a deadly curse that takes the form of a vengeance-seeking spirit who likes to take more than a little off the top! Gruesome chiller from schlockmeister Fred Olen Ray stars Jo-Ann Robinson, Roger Maycock; cameos by screen Superman Kirk Alyn and "Famous Monsters" guru Forrest J. Ackerman. 82 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; audio commentary; theatrical trailer.

Superman (Special Edition) [DVD](1978) DVD
Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman! Christopher Reeve is Clark Kent/Superman, going up against notorious criminal Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman). Margot Kidder is Lois Lane. You'll believe a man can fly! Marlon Brando, Valerie Perrine, Ned Beatty co-star. 151 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese; audio commentary; "making of" featurettes; screen tests; isolated music score; outtakes; deleted scenes; theatrical trailers; DVD-ROM content; scene access.


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Superman And The Molemen (1951)
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